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May 29, 2024

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The current global context, together with IT market trends and the demand in this market, require a strong training of cybersecurity experts. The global situation, the ever-increasing cybercrime, the need to train and educate IT personnel on how to counter cyber threats, and the clear and concise exposition of methods to mitigate cyber attacks, make the Cybersecurity Master’s degree program fit into a well-defined and concise context with an increasing market share and demand.

The Cybersecurity Master’s degree programme aims to introduce generic notions of cybersecurity that will help familiarise students in the Master’s degree programme with the fundamental concepts that define security in the information environment, such as malware, cyber attacks, zero-day exploitation, etc.
Next, the knowledge set continues with exposure to cyber threat management associated with the most common areas of the IT market where cybersecurity has a major impact, not only financially, but also in terms of the associated infrastructure: in the private sector, in virtualised/cloud environments, and in academia.

The consequences of such an impact are also immediately visible in business. 2017 brought a significantly higher economic impact of cybersecurity, by 23%, in financial terms compared to 2016. Essential security aspects in this context, such as detection, containment, recovery and investigation have all suffered, but trends vary and are becoming worrying: malware applications still dominate today’s cyber attacks and ransomware applications have doubled in number in just one year, demonstrating that security is becoming not only important but imperative to protect personal data and avoid significant costs as a result of security breaches.

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